Founder, Director & Lead for English
Lauren is the founding Director of Greenfields Education and works, with her team, across numerous organisations and multi-academy Trusts across the country.
Coming from a decade of school leadership and over 15 years of teaching, she remains committed to working alongside those serving in schools to deliver the very best education for all.
Her specialisms in curriculum and assessment design, English and language acquisition have dominated her work in recent years.
Lauren believes whole-heartedly in the power of education to shape young lives and is committed to effecting systems-level change through her support for schools.
Senior Consultant and Lead for Mathmatics
Gemma Griffiths is a Primary Mathematics specialist.
She has been involved in conducting and analysing small and larger scale research projects.
Gemma has experience of teaching across the different Primary phases and experience of a variety of Leadership roles.
She has supported schools in their journey of curriculum development and has experience of both training and coaching.
She is passionate about empowering teachers to feel confident in their knowledge of pedagogy so that they are able to deliver quality teaching and learning.
Mike is a teacher, published author and professional writer.
After working as an advertising copywriter, he retrained as a primary teacher and has over a decade’s classroom experience covering both KS1 and KS2.
He now specialises in writing resources for schools, covering everything from lesson sequences to test design.
He has a particular interest in crafting engaging texts, designed to meet the specific needs and expectations of each year group.
Consultant and Evaluation Lead
Julie is a Primary English specialist, is Strategic Lead for English across a large Multi-Academy Trust and works as an Independent Consultant for the National DfE English Hubs. She is a Letters and Sounds accredited Lead Trainer and has a particular specialism in Early Reading and language development.
Julie has over 2 decades of teaching experience across the different Primary phases and 15 years of Primary leadership, including Primary Headship in Greater London.
She has been involved in conducting and analysing research projects and loves to talk to teachers and leaders about developing pedagogy based on the most up to date research.
She has supported many schools with developing leaders at all levels, curriculum design and assessment, regularly designs and leads CPD for schools and is passionate about developing sustainable models of CPD.
Consultant & Lead for the Arts
Jane is an experienced teacher, Lead Practitioner, and also the Arts and Culture Lead at Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich. She leads arts and culture across the school, developing a breadth and creativity to the curriculum. She has successfully led the school to achieve ArtsMark Platinum (Sidegate was the first primary school in Suffolk to be accredited with Platinum) and is also a qualified Arts Award Adviser for Discover, Explore, Bronze, and Silver levels. She is the Lead CALSA (Culture and Arts Leader for Schools and Academies) for The Active Learning Trust, championing the arts across the MAT (currently 18 out of the 21 schools are on an Artsmark journey). as well as this Jane supports and networks with local schools and teachers. Jane became a Fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching in June 2020. She is also on the board of Ipswich LCEP and recognizes the importance of working together with arts and culture organizations, building sustainable and lasting relationships to support and enrich learning within schools. Sidegate Primary School has been the lead school in a £150,000, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Teacher Development funded project, designed to explore how the arts could be used to erode social disadvantage, with a specific focus on improving vocabulary. Jane’s leadership role throughout the project has been to facilitate the work with teachers, school leaders, and artist practitioners. She is keen to advance the legacy of this project beyond the nine participating schools. Jane is passionate about embedding the expressive arts within the school’s curricula and supporting other educators in putting that vision into practice. She believes that immersion in arts and culture activities provide opportunities for all children to develop the skills to be innovative, creative thinkers, who become active participants in their learning. She has developed a coaching and mentoring model to support others to identify opportunities to integrate music, dance, drama, and visual art, weaving these into the curriculum. Jane is dedicated to seeking new opportunities and avenues to embed learning through the arts.
Consultant and Lead for Science
Pip is a Primary Science and P.E. specialist.
Having many years of teaching and leadership experience in London and Suffolk, Pip is now committed to making the best use of her expertise to effect positive change for young people.
She is passionate about supporting schools to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Primary science and P.E. Currently, she is working with a large multi-academy trust to deliver a series of science CPD sessions across their schools.
Pip also plans and writes resources for schools across the core subjects.
A highlight of her independent work is fostering the personal relationships that are a core part of working with others. Being able to support schools and witness the positive impact of their work is a genuine privilege.
Consultant, Resident author & SEND advisor
Ian Moore is an experienced primary school headteacher who has recently completed his Master of Education degree, specialising in special educational needs. Ian has written two poetry books, Poems, Beans and Chips!’ and ‘Poems for SEAL, PSHCE and assemblies plus two short stories for children, ‘A funny pair of shorts.’ Ian is currently commissioned to write poetry for Greenfields Education Ltd.
Consultant, MFL & SEND advisor
Nadia has been teaching for 20 years. Most of her career has been in London schools but the last 5 years she has been a Primary Headteacher in Suffolk, moving to the area as part of the 'Talented Leaders Programme'.
Nadia is a linguist and started her career as a secondary MFL teacher and has a passion for language learning and vocabulary instruction. Her area of expertise is curriculum design and leadership development. She designed and implemented a bespoke whole school curriculum for her own school (Horizons) and has supported other leaders on the same journey.
Nadia is a certified life and leadership coach and works with school leaders in a number of settings on their own leadership journeys.
Nadia also has extensive knowledge of supporting children with Special Educational Needs, in particular support strategies for children with autism.